Abraham is 12 months old. Until tomorrow. Here are 12 things I don’t want to forget about him (inspired by Sandra Boynton’s Little Pookie) He wakes with a smile. Immediately, he wants to look out the window, play with the alarm clock and cordless phone, and, if I’m lucky, snuggle. He likes to feed himself. … Continue reading

baby / family / myself


Abraham was recently pictured on Natural Parents’ Network on their Wordless Wednesdays feature about food. After he was pictured and I shared the link with my family and friends, I wondered to myself if I am actually a natural parent. What does that really mean? There is a long list of what it means to … Continue reading

family / myself

The Last Spoon

Vicki: David, I’m going to run the dishwasher. Are you finished? (while I wipe off the table after dinner) David: Yes. Thanks for cleaning up! Vicki: (Smooches him and goes about her business.) —10 minutes passes— Vicki: (looks up from her business. David has gone out to the grocery store. The previously clean table has … Continue reading